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Connecticut Lawmaker Proposes Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

Even more approve of the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical use, a step that 28 states have taken. Democrats control both houses in the state legislature and Democratic Gov. Colorado has been quite successful since passing a law for recreational marijuana as the plant's sales topped the $1 billion sales mark in 2016. As of October, 2, 820 peopled were licensed as caregivers under Rhode Island's medical marijuana program.

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Carl's Jr. workers in Austin join national protest against Trump nominee

Puzder's confirmation hearing date has yet to be scheduled. Durham police were called to the scene by nearby restaurants, and the protest was allowed to continue on a sliver of property near Duke Street that the police considered a public area.

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Adorable footage captures animals playing in the snow at OR zoo

The video had been viewed on Facebook more than nine million times, and Oregon Zoo spokeswoman Sara Hottman said feedback has been positive. The weather got so intense, the zoo was closed on January 7, with ice and snow still keeping zoo goers out yesterday.

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Michelle Obama Sends a Heartfelt 'Thank You' to Her Mother-in-Chief

She confessed to Fallon these last weeks have been far more emotional than she anticipated. "I didn't think that it was going to be that emotional, because it's like, yeah, we're ready". The twist was that the first lady was actually waiting just behind the curtain . We'll be there to help as much as they want our help. "That was prerequisite.

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Several central IN counties under Winter Weather Advisory beginning Friday evening

There is a chance of rain on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Indianapolis this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for freezing rain, effective 7 p.m. Highs will stay around the low 40s through at least Monday, with chances for additional Denver snow on Sunday and Morning. Light freezing rain will develop south of I-70 by 9 p.m.

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Boots recalled after they're found to leave Swastikas behind

Some observers have said the tread on Polar Fox's "James" boots resembles a swastika pattern. " There was an angle I didn't get to see when ordering my new work boots ", he wrote in the photo's caption. It seems that a pair of boots is making the rounds on social media because of an apparent design flaw . Despite the company's promise the boots would be recalled, they can still be found for sale on online retailer Amazon .

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14 guns found at Norfolk International Airport checkpoints in 2016

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport had three guns in 2016, and one in 2015, Farbstein said. Transportation Safety Agency officials seized a record number of firearms at the nations airports a year ago and majority were loaded.

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Settlement reached between Caleb Schwab's family and Schlitterbahn

Court documents filed Wednesday in Johnson County (Kansas) District Court show both Schlitterbahn and Zebec of North America as defendants in the settlement. It will be torn down, the water park previously announced. Attorneys for Caleb , the son of Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab , and the women are independently investigating the accident.

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Potentially Severe Ice Storm to Effect Central U.S.

Ice accumulation will be highly dependent on the location and evolution of the surface freezing line, which is now expected to located across the Highway 60 corridor as precipitation begins Thursday night . Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Sieveking says the southern portion of the state - including Joplin, Springfield and Farmington - will be hit early Friday morning.

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Las Vegas to begin testing autonomous shuttles this week

The Arma , which can hold up to 12 passengers, will run for a week-long pilot around the city's innovation district, offering free rides along east Fremont Street. In June 2016, IBM announced that it was partnering with Local Motors to bring its Watson cognitive computing system to an autonomous shuttle bus called Olli.

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Brookline woman lived with sister's rotting corpse

WCVB-TV, is reporting that the woman's body was found under a kitchen table in the fairly upscale area of Brookline in MA. Officials wouldn't say why Waldman didn't call police when her sister died. The sisters were unmarried and, according to Allen, Wheaton had been engaged in computer work from home. The neighbor said the house is in "total disrepair", and even has all the windows covered up.

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Coretta Scott King Called Out Sessions' Racism In 1986 Letter to Congress

Coretta Scott King and husband Martin Luther King Jr. on December 9, 1964 in Oslo, Norway. Earlier reports indicated that the letter existed but was reportedly missing as then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Strom Thurmond did not put the letter into the congressional record and the full contents were never made public.

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FBI, Justice Dept. to be investigated over Clinton probe

Horowitz will try to see if FBI Director James Comey's press conference and letter to Congress before the election about a new probe into Hillary Clinton's emails were appropriate under agency guidelines. Just days before the November 8 election, Comey sent a second letter to Congress saying nothing discovered during the examination of the computer caused them to change their original assessment.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation looks for source of 'robocall' bomb threats to Jewish centers

A few community centers were evacuated, but no explosives were found, according to Richard Sandler, chair of the Jewish Federations of North America. However, the temporary center still has security cameras and regularly runs disaster drills.

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Fifth person killed in Florida airport massacre is identified

A Senecaville woman was killed and her husband was wounded in the shootings . The Rapid City Regional Airport says they have a safety plan in place in case of an emergency. "(Courtney) will not fall asleep without him, so you can imagine that after the nightmare we lived through on Friday in terminal 2, it's been hard for us, " Lariviere told TODAY.

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Arizona state trooper shot while responding to roll-over

The trooper left the traffic stop to investigate this call when he came across a rollover crash and saw that a woman had been ejected from the wreckage. His injury reportedly is serious but not life-threatening. The Arizona Department of Transportation announced the closure about 5:15 pm. The trooper did not have lights or sirens on, according to Graves.

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Head of Government Ethics Calls Trump's Plan to Resolve Conflicts "Meaningless"

The court's response: No. The attorney defended the plan saying it would "completely isolate" Trump from the management of his business during his presidency and that no new foreign deals "whatsoever" would be made during his time in the White House.

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Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick set for Senate scrutiny over Russian Federation hacking, torture

Mike Pompeo , a Republican congressman from Kansas who was tapped to lead the spy agency, said the intelligence community's assessment that Moscow's top officials ordered Russian intelligence agencies to "aggressively" work to undermine the U.S.

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6 children missing, 4 hurt in Baltimore house fire

According to CBS Baltimore , one woman and three children were taken to the hospital. Fire officials said part of the roof collapsed and construction equipment is being brought in to help search for those who are unaccounted for. A firefighter was also injured, WCVB reported . Cummings said in a statement Thursday that Katie Malone has worked as a special assistant in his Catonsville office for almost 11 years.

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Three arrested for helping suspect accused of shooting Orlando police officer

Loyd, 41, is wanted in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon, 24, who was pregnant at the time of her death. In an arrest affidavit, deputies said that between the time Dixon was killed and Wednesday, Smith-Loyd had reached out to them to say she knew where her uncle was.

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Fiat Chrysler Plunges on Report EPA to Allege Emissions Cheating

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) traded 34.79 Million shares and was closed at $37.35 per share. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.3, while the High earnings estimate is $0.3.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter previous year was $0.

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Louisville hangs on against resurging Pittsburgh

It was still a huge night for the senior guard, who scored the ACC's most points since Boston College's Tyrese Rice had 46 against North Carolina on March 1, 2008. After draining 5 of 7 from beyond the three-point arc during the game's first 20 minutes, the Cardinals made just 1 of 7 during the second half. Pittsburgh is now 12-4 and is coming off a tough loss to Syracuse last weekend.

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12-year-old locked in bathroom for at least a year

Utah authorities say two siblings of a 12-year-old boy found dangerously malnourished and locked in a filthy bathroom say their brother had been there for at least one year. All of the light switches were off and covered with large amounts of duct tape to keep the lights off. The boy was so weak that he couldn't stand up.

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Trump Taps Rudy Giuliani To 'Lend Expertise To Cyber Security'

Giuliani was asked to initiate this process because of his long and very successful government career in law enforcement and his now sixteen years of work providing security solutions in the private sector". The appointment has been confirmed as Mr Trump prepares to meet with executives from large companies to try and tackle a fast growing crime in the US.

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Mattis to promise 'strong civilian leadership' as defense secretary

During his military career in the Marine Corps, he led operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The question of budget restraints at the Pentagon is one that could cause tensions with hawkish lawmakers. Cohen said Mattis should instead be known as "Braveheart", praising his "courage", intellectualism, and "love for his troops". But, he said, Mattis "would be a stabilizing and moderating force, preventing wildly stupid, risky or illegal things from happening".

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Food jump rope at Jimmy John's

Some former workers at a Florida Jimmy John's are getting a taste of unemployment after filming a video showing them jumping rope with bread dough. When contacted by FoxNews.com, a representative for Jimmy John's corporate would not confirm whether the employee seen in the video had been fired since the video was made public but reiterated that the "situation has been appropriately handled".

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Guilty VW to pay record $4.3bn over emissions scandal

The executives even destroyed documents and other evidence in an attempt to avoid detection, the Justice Department said. GM and Toyota both incurred steep fines from the Department of Justice in recent years connected to safety defects that caused human fatalities.

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North Texas Killer Who Laughed Off Death Penalty to be Executed Wednesday

The execution also brings to 539 the number of executions in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Twenty convicted killers were executed in the USA last year, the lowest number since the early 1980s. After Freemon laughed at the scam, Wilkins shot him and his friend court records say. Wilkins' fingerprints were found in Silva's wrecked SUV and a pentagram matching one of Wilkins' numerous tattoos had been carved into the hood.

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Highlights of Sessions' Confirmation Hearing

He shared Booker's and Lewis's views that Sessions threatens civil rights. US President-elect Donald Trump's candidate for attorney general has said he is against banning Muslims from entering the country and would enforce a 2015 law that outlawed waterboarding terrorism suspects, even though he had opposed the law.

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Six Volkswagen executives charged with fraud over emissions cheating

The penalties are in addition to the $15 billion VW earlier agreed to pay to owners of the Volkswagens, Audis, and Porsches equipped with 2.0-liter TD Clean Diesel engines and the $1 billion it has agreed to pay to consumers with 3.0-liter diesels.

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6 injured in explosion at southeast Minnesota truck plant

Two were airlifted with severe burn injuries - one to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and another to Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys, then to Regions Hospital. Emergency crews are at the scene of a possible explosion that injured several people at a truck plant in southeastern Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt.

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Oil, Trump, leave Mexico in dire economic straits

The wall is on (don't call it a fence), says the President-elect. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada took to Twitter following Trump's news conference, and didn't hold back his disdain for the incoming US leader. operations. Pena Nieto issued his own demands to the incoming administration, which takes office on January 20. The tougher talk from the Mexican side comes as the country confronts the consequences of Trump scolding automakers for expanding production there - taking ...

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DOJ charges six top VW employees in 10-year diesel conspiracy

Late yesterday, Volkswagen confirmed it had negotiated a $4.3 billion draft settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, and will plead guilty to criminal misconduct to resolve its diesel emissions cheating. Matthias Müller, Volkswagen Group chief executive, said the German auto maker "deeply regrets" its actions. On Monday he was charged with conspiracy to defraud and has been remanded ahead of a court appearance on Thursday.

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Jankoska, Michigan State women beat No. 11 Ohio State 94-75

There are some positive takeaways for MI, which committed just eight turnovers and shot 52.9 percent (27-for-51) from the field, 50.0 percent (7-for-14) on 3-pointers and 80.0 percent (8-for-10) on free throws. He hit a three-pointer off a rebound/push/kickout pass from Bridges less than 2 minutes into the game, a high-arcing elbow jumper, a crossover step-back shot from the baseline and a driving layup.

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Forecast calls for ice this weekend

Preceding the main ice storm will be a period of freezing rain and sleet that affect travel in northern IL and southern Wisconsin during Wednesday night. Nearly 10 years to the day afterward, weather forecasters are predicting another ice storm to hit the county starting tonight. As the chilled rain falls on cold surfaces, it will freeze into a glaze of ice.


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